Greyhound is a British Reggae-Pop (yes, you read that correctly) band that was active throughout some of the 60's, and some of the 70's as well. I'm terribly excited as I write this because for once I know more than the Wikipedia article found here. The article says they had only one album, Black and White and that they were only active until 1970.
Well, today's song is my favorite by them, it's from their 1972 album Leave the Reggae to Us.
It is one of their few instrumental tracks, and to be honest that's probably the main reason I like it. They do sound a bit too Pop with their vocals for what I'm comfortable to let Reggae drift to. But this is just me.
Again, I'm aware the title says Bob Marley on both the Youtube and the Grooveshark, I assure you it's by Greyhound. I'm willing bet my life savings over this. Go ahead. Make me a fortune.
Enjoy Jamaica Rum.
I wish it never ended. I'm sure if I got into it and spent a bit of time I could make it loop.
The electric guitar just chills in what seems like a jam session with the basic Reggae beats backing it up, makes for a good interlude, which is exactly what it is, but it also serves as a refreshing look at Reggae as a whole. I admire this piece.
There's a similar instrumental song from the same album titled Wappadusa, you can hear it on less than great quality here. I don't think it's up to par with Jamaica Rum, but it's worth a shot!
And if you're interested in the Reggae-Pop sound, check out their most successful single Black and White from their album of the same title here.You'll notice the extreme change in music style between it and Jamaica Rum, radical. You'd assume it's another band!
It's definitely not Bob Marley though.
Buy single: Jamaica Rum